I am a fourth year PhD student in pure mathematics at UC Berkeley working with Ian Agol. My research interests include low-dimensional topology (mostly 4-manifolds and knot theory) and some symplectic geometry.

Here is my cv (03/22/2024).

- Coorganizing the student low-dimensional topology seminar at UC Berkeley with Audrey Rosevear, Fall 2024.
- Will give a talk in the workshop
__New perspectives on skein modules__at CIRM, Luminy, France, July 28th - Aug 1st, 2025.

- Khovanov homology and exotic $4$-manifolds, with Michael Willis
- Toroidal Hitomezashi Patterns, with Shengtong Zhang,
*Discrete Mathematics*348 (2025), 114231 - Slice genus bound in $DTS^2$ from $s$-invariant, to appear in
*Algebraic and Geometric Topology* - Lee filtration structure of torus links, to appear in
*Geometry and Topology* - A succinct proof of Defant and Kravitzâ€™s Theorem on the length of Hitomezashi loops, with Shengtong Zhang,
*Annals of Combinatorics*(2024) - Spectral asymptotics for kinetic Brownian motion on Riemannian manifolds, with Zhongkai Tao
- Spectral asymptotics for kinetic Brownian motion on locally symmetric spaces, with Zhongkai Tao

Below are some purely expository papers. Read with caution.

- Toric varieties in algebraic and symplectic geometry (final paper for MATH 256A, UCB Fall 2021)
- Spectral Properties of the Laplacian on Compact Lie Groups (one of the projects for 18.821, MIT Fall 2020; see the end to see my part of writing)
- Kähler quantization commuting with symplectic reduction (UChicago REU 2020)
- Equivariant de Rham theory (notes for an independent reading course, MIT Spring 2020)
- Nonnegatively curved sl_2(R)-connections on surfaces, with Zhuofan Xie (undergraduate research supervised by Professor Paul Seidel, MIT Spring 2020)
- Complex Analytic Proofs of Bernstein's Theorem (final paper for 18.994, MIT Spring 2020; I wrote Section 4 and 6)
- Conjugacy of Cartan Subalgebras (final paper for 18.745, MIT Fall 2019)
- On the union of essentially distinct δ-tubes (MIT SPUR Summer 2019, mentored by Yuqiu Fu, problem proposed by Professor Larry Guth; my paper won the Hartley Rogers Jr. Prize)
- Linear fractional transformations on the Berkovich projective line (final paper for an independent study course in p-adic analysis, MIT Spring 2019)
- Points of Continuity of Real Functions on the Real Line (random thing asked by a friend)

- Gave a talk in the University of Georgia research topology seminar, October 2024.
- Gave a talk in the Knots and representation theory seminar (online), September 2024.
- Gave a talk in the Columbia geometric topology seminar, September 2024.
- Gave a talk in the AMS 2024 Fall Central Sectional Meeting, University of Texas, San Antonio, September 2024.
- Gave lectures on lasagna s-invariants at a conference in quantum topology at Belalp, Switzerland, September 2024.
- Visited the University of Zürich, Switzerland, August 2024.
- Gave a talk in the Conference - New structures in low-dimensional topology at the Erdös Center, Rényi Institute, Budapest, Hungary, July 2024.
- Participated in the Summer school in Mathematics: Low dimensional topology at the Institut Fourier, Grenoble, France, June 2024.
- Gave a talk in the Knot Online Seminar (K-OS), June 2024.
- Gave a talk in the Research Seminar on Quantum Topology and Categorification (QTCat) at the University of Hamburg, Germany, June 2024.
- Participated in the conference Combinatorial and Gauge theoretical methods in low dimensional topology and geometry at the Centro di Ricerca Matematica Ennio De Giorgi, Pisa, Italy, June 2024.
- Participated in the 2024 Georgia topology summer school and conference, May 2024.
- Coorganized the student 3-manifold seminar at UC Berkeley with Ethan Dlugie, Fall 2023 to Spring 2024.
- Gave a talk in the University of South Florida geometry and topology seminar, April 2024.
- Gave a talk in the Simons Collaboration satellite conference: Floer homology, low-dimensional topology, and algebra, Princeton University, March 2024.
- Gave a talk in the UC Davis geometry and topology seminar, March 2024.
- Participated in the 2024 Geometry and Topology Workshop at UCLA, January 2024.
- Participated in the Workshop on exotic 4-manifolds at Stanford University, December 2023.
- Gave a talk in the Texas A&M topology seminar, October 2023.
- Gave a talk in the Caltech geometry and topology seminar, September 2023.
- Gave a talk in the Stanford topology seminar, September 2023.
- Gave a talk in the MIT geometry and topology seminar, September 2023.
- Participated in the conference Gauge Theory and Topology: in Celebration of Peter Kronheimerâ€™s 60th Birthday at the Clay Mathematics institute in Oxford, July 2022.
- Visited Instituto de Ciencias Matemáticas (ICMAT) in Madrid for the conference Geometric group theory and low-dimensional geometry and topology, June-July 2022.
- Participated in the Analytic and Geometric Aspects of Gauge Theory and Floer Homotopy Theory programs at MSRI/SLMath, Fall 2022.
- Coorganized a reading group on the Kobayashi-Hitchin correspondence with Yueqing Feng, Fall 2022.
- Organized a reading group on Donaldson & Kronheimer's
*The Geometry of Four-Manifolds*, Summer 2021. I am also maintaining an errata list for the book.

My PRs are 1:19:02 (02/27/2022 Berkeley Half Marathon); 2:38:07 (12/04/2022 California International Marathon (CIM)).

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